First-Year Students

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Orientation: Fall 2020

Welcome to LMU! We are excited that you’ve decided to join LMU’s dynamic academic community. As you transition to life as a student at LMU, you and your family will receive support, guidance, and information from Orientation Programs on what you need to do in order to begin your journey as an LMU Lion.

Registration & Pre-arrival Preparation

As a new student, please check your email regularly for important registration and pre-arrival information. Prior to your arrival on campus, you will be asked to set-up an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss course options and to register for spring semester classes.

New Student Move-in

Move-in for new students living in LMU Housing will be staggered over four days (Wednesday, August 26 - Saturday, August 29) to accommodate physical distancing. Visit the LMU Housing website to learn more about university housing options and the housing application process.

New Student Orientation

The LMU New Student Orientation experience includes online, on-demand orientation modules, livestream events, and campus welcome activities. Over the course of six weeks, you will have the opportunity to cultivate meaningful connections, build friendships, and utilize valuable resources.

New Student Orientation Schedule*

*Information about virtual Orientation events will be posted shortly. Please check back for updates.

  • All new students will be required to complete a series of online orientation modules that will explain important things you need to know before starting your first semester at LMU. Students will receive an email introducing these modules in mid-July.

  • An official announcement regarding virtual orientation event offerings will provided in mid-July. The virtual event offerings will include a Zoom hangout with your Orientation Leader and other students starting their first year at LMU.

  • To accommodate physical distancing during the move-in process, move-in will be staggered over four days (Wedneday, August 26 - Saturday, August 29). Students will receive their housing assignment and move in day and time in late July.

  • Small-scale student welcome events will be offered the week prior to classes. On-campus welcome activities for parents and families will be limited due to Los Angeles County public health guidelines.

Course Requirement: ORNT 1000 

Your Orientation experience continues during your online ORNT 1000 course, which provides an introduction to university life through interactive modules on a variety of critical topics. Please make sure you are registered for ORNT 1000 as this is a requirement for all new freshmen.

Week 1: Course Welcome and Syllabus Review

Week 2: LMU Pregame

Week 3: Code Certified

Week 4: Courageous Conversations

Week 5: You’ve Got This: Resilience on the Bluff